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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Giant Cinnamon Roll

 This roll is on a huge pizza pan (you know, the size an extra large pizza used to be in the 1980s?).  I started out to make a big ring, but as the recipe went on, I realized that I would have a ring the size of a hula hoop.  That didn't seem feasible.
 So I started to coil the dough.  And coiled and coiled and coiled.   This finished baby ended up about 15 inches across.  It made a lovely dessert (although some of my sons were hoping I'd save it for breakfast).  I am thinking that a honey based filling and glaze would be kind of fun...like a giant honey bun.
 Giant Cinnamon Roll (adapted from a King Cake recipe in Cooking Up a Storm)
Dough:
1/3 cup warm water
1 Tbsp instant yeast
1/3 cup milk
1 stick butter
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3 cups flour
2 eggs
Filling:
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp milk
Combine warm water, sugar, salt and yeast in a large mixing bowl until the yeast bubbles.  Meanwhile in a microwave safe bowl, nuke the milk and butter until the butter is soft.  Add the nutmeg and eggs to the milk mixture and beat a little with a fork to break up the yolks.  Add egg mixture to the yeast mixture.  Add 1 cup of flour and mix with a dough hook.  Add the remaining flour to form a soft dough.  Knead by hand or mixer for another 5 minutes.  Cover and let rise until double (about 1 hour).  On a floured surface, roll the dough into a 9X30 inch rectangle.  Spread with melted butter, then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Roll up the long side to form a Long, tight roll.  Cut the roll in half lengthwise so cinnamon filling is face up.  Start coiling on a large pan until all 60 inches of coil is wrapped into a large circle.  Cover and let rise another 30 minutes.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 25-30 minutes.  In a small bowl, stir powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together into a smooth frosting.  Drizzle all over the baked roll.

52 comments:

Belinda said...

I think this deserves a giant cup of hot chocolate.

Debbie said...

This is AWESOME!!! I bet it tasted fabulous as well with all those layers of flaky dough and cinnamon sugar, YUM!

Jennifer said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! This looks amazing! I love anything with cinnamon :)
Jenn

Martha said...

That looks dangerously delicious! Cinnamon rolls are a major weakness with me. Good thing you're far, far away.

Magic of Spice said...

Wow! Huge and delicious :) Hope you had a wonderful valentines day!

Monet said...

This would be a great recipe to serve on Sunday morning. I can imagine the family gathering around this gigantic roll. Thank you for sharing yourself with me tonight. Your words and recipes always bring me joy.

Faith said...

Cinnabon has NOTHING on you! That looks amazing. Yum! I just love cinnamon anything!

Shelby said...

Oh YUM! This would be awesome to take to work and share. ;)

Sara said...

WOW! I don't have a mixer with a dough hook though-do you think a regular hand mixer would work?

SARAPLICIOUS! said...

OMG! I'm hungry for a cinnamon roll/bun!

Jenna said...

WOW this looks simply amazing!!!

Mateja ^_^ said...

It looks so light and fluffy, and all that icing, yum!!! Stylish Blogger Award is waiting for you! To pick it up click: http://indulginglife.blogspot.com/p/my-awards.html

Melissa said...

Oh my word! This looks incredible! I will definitely have to give it a try :)

I'm visiting you from It's a Keeper Thursday.

The Better Baker said...

What a clever & terrific idea! This looks sooo good! My family enjoys brunch often and they would all love this whopper of a cinnamon roll! YUUUUUUUUMMM!

Susi said...

Fantastic looking cinnamon roll. My boys would love to dig into this one for sure. Now I want cinnamon rolls for breakfast and all I have is granola and yogurt :o(

Donna said...

Oh you are SPEAKIN MY LANGUAGE!!!!!!! I loveee cinnamon! I'm drooling:)

Katrina said...

How fun and yummy is this!!! I think my boys would love it!

Miz Helen said...

Please wait a second while I get a napkin to blot the drool from my chin. This is an awesome Sweet Roll. Thank you so much for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday for us to enjoy and please come back!

Roxan said...

How fun! It's like a cinnamon roll cake. Glad to see it baked perfectly, just like a regular sized cinnamon roll. I would so love to wake up to this on saturday morning.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

WOW this surely looks fantastic. Love the roll.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

I could eat on that all day! That's way better than having 3 regular sized rolls. ;)

ryann5-egads said...

Another yummy breakfast post! :)

Vimitha Anand said...

It looks gigantic and at the same time moreish too. Would love to dig in

thecountrycook said...

Holy Cannoli! I mean, Holy Cinnamon Bun! What a great thing to make for a party too!! Love it!

Katerina said...

This giant roll would give me giant pleasure.

Kim Kelly said...

Amazing!!! Just simply amazing!! Oh how my family would smile at this!!

Michael Toa said...

oh my! that giant roll looks awesome! Oh Yum! I'd love that for breakfast on a weekend...

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Whoa! That cinnamon bun looks too good to be true. I'd be in trouble if I had a cinnamon roll that big at my house since there are only 3 of us :)

Tiffany said...

WOAH!!!!!!!! :)

Emily said...

Oh man! That's crazy! It's so big! It looks really, really good.

raptortoe.com said...

haha this is great. This would be awesome in lieu of cake, or something to bring to a potluck. It'd be a refreshing change!

Katrina said...

I LOVE IT! It's so giant and pretty! It would be great for a brunch.

Brian said...

Wow...there are cinnamon rolls and there there are Giant cinnamon rolls. I talked my wife into making one of these this weekend for breakfast. Somehow, a 15-inch wide cinnamon rolls seems like the perfect breakfast for two people!

Cheri said...

Oh goodness, would this make my guys happy! Happy new blog follower!

Torviewtoronto said...

these looks delicious

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

This is hilarious :) Love giant food almost as much as tiny food (for it's cuteness level). Nice work!

Steph said...

This is so rocking my world right now!! I think I'm in love :)

briarrose said...

I am in love.....love I say...possibly slightly intimidated. Ehehehehe.

Erin said...

Oh my gosh! Just my size =o) YUM!!!

Lizzy said...

Wow! I LOVE this idea!! And I'd have a happy family if they woke up to this delectable treat!

Claudia said...

Wonderfully perfect. The aroma would rouse everyone out of bed - and they'd all be happy in the morning!

Stephanie said...

I've never seen a cinnamon roll that big! I'm speechless.

Carolyn said...

I love this, it's awesome! Why not a huge cinnamon roll, although I hope no one eats it all in one go. That would be a giant tummyache!

ravienomnoms said...

haha what a fantastic idea! Holy cow that is a huge cinnamon roll. I bet it tastes even better than it looks!

Diethood.com said...

Oh my word!! That is amazing ... I love it! It's like a cinnamon roll cake! Great job!

Stephanie said...

You had me at "Giant!" I'm so greedy. LOL. No, but truly, this looks like my version of an ideal heaven. If I could smell and eat cinnamon rolls all day I would be just fine, thanks. :-p

Evan B said...

Was this as delicious as it looks? I made cinnamon rolls last weekend and they were definitely not as wonderful looking as this!

Kita said...

Hello!!! This looks awesome!

mywanderingspoon said...

Now this is a yummy roll....looks wonderful:)

Susan Lindquist said...

Haha! Silent Bob just looked over my shoulder and whenI told him that cinnamon roll was 15 inches across,he said, " Well now! That's a cinnamon bun to be reckoned with!"

Looks amazing! Bet it satisfied the family's 'sweet tooth'!!!

Lauren said...

I want to bury my face in this and give myself a cinnamon icing facial. Yum!

Sue said...

A GIANT cinnamon roll?!? What could be better? How fun!

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